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U.S. military plans to discharge wastewater into Okinawa sewers 

  • July 14, 2021
  • , Asahi evening edition
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Wednesday evening’s Asahi reported on the U.S. military’s intention to release wastewater contaminated with toxic PFOS into sewers at MCAS Futenma after diluting the density of the hazardous material to a “level equivalent to drinking water.” While such water has customarily been treated by local contractors up until now, the military authorities are reportedly hoping to discharge it into sewers this time due to cost considerations. The prefectural government is calling for the plan to be postponed until its safety is confirmed. The paper added, however, that there are no local ordinances capable of blocking the plan.     

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